[BiturboS4] SMG vs. 6-Speed

Ian McCloghrie ian at codrus.com
Fri Dec 27 20:18:45 EST 2002

On Dec 24, 2002 "Kjos'" wrote:
> expected. You will eventually be driving a SMG-equipped car cause you will
> have no choice other than an automatic. I personally can't wait for SMG to
> show up in an all-wheel drive car. I'll be 1st in line (if it weighs less
> than 4000 lbs. and has at least 300HP and 4 doors).

I suspect there'll be normal manual cars around for a long time.
Probably fewer and fewer, and in the lower-end or retro cars, but
there's enough demand for it that it'll stick around.

Also, keep in mind that the transmission in Juan Pablo Montoya's car
(Michael Schumacher drives a Ferrari, not a BMW, so he doesn't have an
"SMG" :)) is VERY different from the one that you'll get in a
street-legal M3.  It shifts 10-20 times faster, for one thing, and
only has to last 90 minutes for another.


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